- SIOUX FALLS – Tommy Grisafi has a name for the record high price of corn in 2018. “I call $8 corn the devil because it distorted what’s real,” the Advance Trading commodity risk management adviser said during the 33rd annual meeting of the South Dakota Corn Growers Association. Grisafi was part of a strong lineup […]

- When the Tru Shrimp Co. announced in early January that it will build a shrimp production facility in Madison, it was a bonus not only for the city but also for South Dakota agriculture. In a state with successful beef, pork and dairy industries, animal agriculture is gradually becoming more diverse with a growing poultry […]

- SIOUX FALLS – The South Dakota Corn Growers Association (SDCGA) honored seven retiring board members for their service Jan. 19 during the organization’s 33rd annual meeting at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. Five of the seven served on the SDCGA board: Keith Alverson of Chester, Steve Halverson of Pierre, Troy Knecht of Houghton, Mike Nickolas […]

- A South Dakota Corn advertising campaign received special recognition during an annual regional competition organized by the National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA). The 2017-18 campaign, “The Farmer in You,” won a merit award for advertising campaign directed to consumers and the accompanying TV spots earned a first-place award for ad campaign element directed to consumers. The […]

- Delaney Howell will serve as master of ceremonies for our education presentations and Eric Snodgrass will give a weather marketing presentation. Here are profiles on the two. Howell As a youngster, Delaney Howell thought the Market to Market show her dad and grandparents watched regularly was “really boring.” My, how times have changed. Now, she […]

- It would be hard to find a panel anywhere that’s more well-versed on the issues of trade, transportation and policies than the three specialists who will provide their insight beginning at 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Sharing their expertise will be Floyd Gaibler of the U.S. Grains Council, Greg Guthrie of BNSF Railway and Jason Hofer of […]

- The 33rd annual meeting of the South Dakota Corn Growers Association will feature a variety of educational presentations during the day, capped by an evening banquet showcasing a silent auction, music and a keynote address by Howard Vincent, national president and CEO of Pheasants Forever. The event will kick off at 10 a.m. Saturday at […]

- One of the most popular presentations at our annual meetings is on grain marketing. This year, two top-notch specialists will share their insight as we hear from Ed Duggan of Top Third Ag Marketing and Tommy Grisafi of Advance Trading. Duggan said many farmers will be tempted to pay elevators to store their grain until […]

- Editor’s note: There’s an outstanding lineup of speakers on tap for the South Dakota Corn Growers Association’s 33rd annual meeting, which will be held Jan. 19, 2019, in Sioux Falls. Each month, we’ll profile one of them. In this edition, we talked with Delaney Howell, who will serve as master of ceremonies. As a youngster, […]

- Farmers are participating in two surveys being conducted by the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). For the County Agricultural Production Survey, NASS is contacting farmers in 42 states to compile yield data at the county level. To collect information for the Crop Production and Stocks Data survey, NASS is contacting farmers and grain facility […]